Criminal justice experts and civil rights advocates explain the damaging effect that fines and fees have on poor defendants during “Just Debt? Reimagining Fines & Fees in America” at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City on August 11. Panelists also explore creating more just and reliable funding options.
CNN commentator Van Jones served as moderator. Featured speakers include:
- Hilarie Bass
- Andrew Perlman
Chair, ABA Center for Innovation
- Joanna Weiss
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
- Nicole Austin-Hillery
Brennan Center for Justice
- Maureen O’Connor
Chief Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
- Jeffery P. Robinson
- Karol Mason
John Jay College
Lead sponsors for the program were the ABA Center for Innovation and the National Conference of Bar Presidents.